Danny Brown - Old (Review)

Danny Brown - Old

"Old" is the third studio album by Detroit, MI emcee Danny Brown. The album features guest appearances from Freddie Gibbs, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and others and production from Paul White, Skywlkr, Oh No and others. It is set to be released on October 8, 2013 via Fools Gold Records.

Ces - Peer Review (Mixtape)

Up-and-coming emcee Ces returns with his latest mixtape, "Peer Review". The mixtape is billed as "a peer review of hip hop and the generation it influences" and its pretty dope. Check it out below.

Collective Thought - So Below Us (featuring Harmony)

South Florida emcee Collective Thought comes through his latest single, "So Below Us", which features Harmony on the hook. The beat is aggressive and matches Collective Thought's intense flow and in-your-face style nicely. Peep the video below and make sure to check out the full album when it drops in the near future.

TR Fernandez - No Collateral (Video)

"No Collateral" is the latest freestyle video from South East London representative TR Fernandez, this time featuring him spitting bars over a head-nodding The Bridge instrumental. The freestyle is dope and is part of a series of freestyles and singles that will be released over the next few months in order to build a buzz for his second full-length release. Check it below.

Deltron 3030 - Event II (Review)

Deltron 3030 - Event II (Review)

"Event II" is the second album from hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030, which consists of producer Dan the Automator, emcee Del the Funky Homosapien and DJ Kid Koala. The album features guest appearances from Zach De La Rocha, Black Rob, Casual and a ton of others and is fully produced by Dan the Automator himself. It is set to be released on October 1, 2013 through Bulk Recordings, but is currently available for streaming over on Pitchfork.com.

Natti (of CunninLynguists) - Still Motion (Review)

Natti (of CunninLynguists) - Still Motion

"Still Motion" is the debut solo album by CunninLynguists emcee Natti. The album features guest appearances from Freddie Gibbs, Sha Stimuli, Substantial, Shiesty Khrist and others as well as production from Kno, SunnyStylez and Deacon The Villain (who produces the majority of the album). It was released digitally on September 24, 2013 and physical copies should begin shipping on October 8, 2013.

Shoda Ish - FoxP2 (Review)

Shoda Ish - FoxP2

"FoxP2" is the first full length album from Japanese/Australian hip-hop group Shoda Ish, which consists of emcee/producers Tats and MC Lava as well as DJ Iron Edih. The album features guest appearances from Cise Star, One Be Lo, Raashan Ahmad and others as well as production by Count Sierackula, Marcus D, Subdue and others, but mostly all production is handled by Shoda Ish themselves. It is set to be released sometime in October of 2013.

Apex Zero - Reality Provoking Liberation (Review)

Apex Zero - Reality Provoking Liberation

"Reality Provoking Liberation" is the debut solo album from West London emcee Apex Zero. The album features guest appearances from OMeza Omniscient, Hasan Salaam, Iron Braydz and others as well as production from OMeziah and DJ Fortune, but mostly all of the songs are self-produced by Apex Zero himself. It is set to be released on October 28, 2013.

Sha Prince - Why You Mad (Video)

Toronto emcee Sha Prince (who is one-half of The Antiheroes) comes through with the visuals for the track "Why You Mad?", which is a cut from his upcoming "Latex & Perfume" mixtape. The song features Sha kicking some humorous rhymes over a head-nodding The Doppelgangaz instrumental. "Latex & Perfume" will be available for free on October 31, 2013.

Destruct and Hi Fly - Once Again (Video)

"Once Again" is the latest video from Los Angeles emcee Destruct, who dropped his album "The Chronic Blues" back in April. The song is produced by Hi Fly and features cuts by DJ Steady P. Check out the video as well as the full album below.



Flatbush Zombies - Better Off Dead (Review)

Flatbush Zombies - Better Off Dead

"Better Off Dead" is the latest mixtape from hip-hop group Flatbush Zombies, which consists of emcees Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and emcee/producer Erick Arc Elliot. The mixtape features guest appearances from Action Bronson and Danny Brown as well as production from Harry Fraud and Obey City, but mostly all of the production is handled by Erick Elliot himself. It was released on September 11, 2013 as a free download from pretty much any mixtape site out there.

ethemadassassin - H.T.G. (featuring Sole-R)

Hip-hop veteran ethemadassassin just released a new video for the track "H.T.G" to celebrate the release of his third solo album "Soul on Fire" (which you can read my full review of here). The song is a bonus track that does not actually appear on the album and features both ethemadassassin and Sole-R going in over a head-nodding instrumental. Peep it below.

Professor P and DJ Akilles - Lamp Posts and Neon Lights (featuring Blu)

Uppsala, Sweden hip-hop duo Professor P and DJ Akilles return with the latest single from their 6 track EP, "Brews & Good News," which was released on 9/16/2013 via Pro&Ak HB / Ill Adrenaline Records. The song is called "Lamp Posts & Neon Lights" and features Blu (of Blu & Exile) and it's really dope. Check it out below.

Marchitect - Marc: My Words

Marchitect (from the Hip Hop group The 49ers) just released his latest solo album, "Marc: My Words," on Yaheard Records. The 12 song album was produced by Marchitect himself, with additional production from Dj Mech and Complexx.
"I wanted to make an album that gave fans around the world what I felt they deserve, which is my best effort. I love Hip Hop culture and it has shaped who I am as a person.  I would like to pass on some of my influences, down to whoever may be coming up next."
Marchitect also released two videos for the songs "What You Want" and "Break It Down" to accompany the albums release. Check out both videos as well as the full album below.




Natti (of CunninLynguists) – Bright Lights, Big City

Natti (of hip-hop group CunninLynguists) is gearing up to drop his first solo album, "Still Motion", on September 24, 2013. He recently released the tracklisting as well as the first single, "Bright Lights, Big City", both of which you can peep below. The single is produced by Deacon the Villian and its really ill, as expected. The album will feature production from both Kno and Deacon the Villain as well as guest appearances from Freddie Gibbs, Sta Stimuli and others. Head on over to CunninLynguists.com to preorder the album ASAP.

01 Still Motion
02 Another Galaxy
03 Bright Lights Big City
04 All I Need
05 Remember This Night
06 Late Night Cruise
07 Just Like You
08 Pusherman
09 FilthyHard
10 G.O.R. (Gods of Rap)
11 Black Diamonds
12 Allegiance
13 Architecture
14 Underground Railroad

Drake - Nothing Was The Same (Review)

Drake - Nothing Was the Same

"Nothing Was The Same" is the third studio album by Canadian rapper Drake. The album features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Jay-Z, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and others as well as production from Noah "40" Shebib, Key Wane, Hudson Mohawke and others. The album is set to be released on September 24, 2013.

gaVen heVy - Boomhauer

gaVen heVy is back with his latest single "Boomhauer", which is produced by DJ Keal out of Spain. The song serves as promotion for gaVen's newly launched official website "gaVenheVy.com" and its really dope. Check it out below and also make sure to stay tuned for gaVen's upcoming project "...Dedicated to Her", which is due out January 1st.



Slum Pritt - Makebeleevas

Greensboro, NC emcee Slum Pritt returns with the third single from his upcoming project "Awake for the Nightmare", which will be dropping in October. The song is titled "Makebeleevas" and is produced by longtime collaborator Joe Burn' Em.
"This here is a slap in the face to all those faking the funk out there. I peg the question to them "Do you believe ya own lies?" I think some of the worst folks in the world are those who lie to make themselves look good. So i attacked the topic lyrically."
Dope shit. Check it out below.

The Underachievers - The Lords of Flatbush (Review)

The Underachievers - The Lords of Flatbush

"The Lords of Flatbush" is the latest mixtape from hip-hop duo The Underachievers, which consists of emcees Issa Dash and AK. The mixtape is mostly produced by Lex Luger, but also features beats from Eric "The Architect" Elliot of Flatbush Zombies and Eff Dope of Tribe Gang. It was released on August 29, 2013 and can be downloaded for free over on DatPiff.com.

MMG - Self Made Vol. 3 (Review)

Maybach Music Group - Self Made Vol 3

"Self Made Vol. 3" is the third compilation album by Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group. The album features verses from Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley, J. Cole, Pusha T and others as well as production from Boi-1da, Cardo, Hit-Boy, Jake One and others. It was released on September 17, 2013.

Ceazar feat. Brodie Jaymz - Dreams (Video)

Ice H20 artist Ceazar comes through with the latest video from his "Render The Throne" mixtape, this time for the song "Dreams" which features Brodie Jaymz on the hook. The mixtape is hosted by Raekwon and features verse from JoJo Pellegrino, Raekwon, Fred the Godson and others as well as production by Scram Jones, G.U.N. Proudctions and others. Peep both the video and the full mixtape below. Dope shit.



Professor P and DJ Akilles - Killing Time featuring A.G. (of D.I.T.C.)

Uppsala, Sweden hip-hop duo Professor P and DJ Akilles just dropped a new video for the track "Killing Time", which features a guest verse from A.G. (of D.I.T.C). The song is a cut from their upcoming 6 track EP, "Brews & Good News", which will feature A.G., Blu (of Blu & Exile), Gracias, Felix De Luca and Rigael Damar and will be dropping on 09/16/2013 via Pro&Ak HB / Ill Adrenaline Records. Peep the video below and then head on over to Amazon to pre-order the full EP.



The Savage and Taariq - The Dichotomy EP (Review)

The Savage and Taariq - The Dichotomy EP (Review)

"The Dichotomy" is the first collaborative EP from Virginia producer The Savage and Buffalo, NY emcee Taariq Abdus Salaam. It is produced entirely by The Savage and has no guest appearances, but features verses from Taariq on every track. You can check out the full EP over on The Savage's Soundcloud page.

Mickey Boston and Regimental Oneton - Open Black Book (Video)

Mickey Boston and Regimental Oneton return with their latest video for the song "Open Black Book", which is another track off of their debut album "Enter the 36 Tentacles". The song is produced by Aukan and was directed by Regimental Oneton himself. Very dope. Check it out below.

Currensy and Young Roddy - Bales (Review)

Currensy and Young Roddy - Bales

"Bales" is the first collaborative mixtape between Currensy and Jet Life member Young Roddy. The mixtape features a guest verse from Juvenile as well as production from Harry Fraud, Sledgen, King Thelonious, Monstabeatz and others. It was released on September 6, 2013 and can be downloaded for free over on DatPiff.com.

2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time (Review)

2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time

"B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time" is the second album from College Park, GA rapper 2 Chainz. The album features guest appearances from Drake, Lil' Wayne, T-Pain and others as well as production by Mike WiLL Made It, Pharrell, Mannie Fresh and others. It is set to be released on September 10, 2013 via Def Jam Recordings, but is currently available for stream over on FistInTheAir.com.

Vainsmith - Everywhere I Look (Video)

"Everywhere I Look" is the latest video from Portsmouth, VA emcee/photographer Vainsmith. The song showcases Vainsmith's dope lyrics and flow and she kicks some vivid rhymes over a smooth J1K instrumental. 
"I had a few concepts in mind when I thought about developing this music video but decided to go with the more personal feel by taking some old footage from my home family videos from the early 2000s which includes my mother, siblings, fam, friends & of course myself.

In a sense the video meshes with the lyrics because it touches on poverty & basically seeing it everywhere I look & everywhere I turn."
Very nice. Check it out below.

The Cypher Effect (S2E23) (Freestyle Session)

The Cypher Effect is back with the latest rap freestyle session from their Official San Diego Chapter, this time featuring freestyles from Darren G, Jenn Johnson, 3D, Blest Brando, Nina Beretta and Mr. Ridley. The cypher was lead by DJ Beto Perez and was shot by JDS Films at Kleen House in San Diego. Dope shit. Check it out below.

Neek The Exotic - Hustle Don't Stop (Review)

Neek the Exotic - Hustle Don't Stop

"Hustle Don't Stop" is the latest album from Flushing, Queens veteran Neek The Exotic. The album features guest appearances from Bumpy Knuckles, Satchel Page, Large Professor, O.C., Sadat X and others as well as production from The Audible Doctor, Confidence, The Arcitype and others. It was released on August 27, 2013 through HustleDontStopMusic.